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Sarah Silvestri-Bernstein

Sarah Silvestri-Bernstein

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Sarah dedicates much of her life to giving back to Chicago's Jewish community-and she proudly helps any community organization that reaches out to her.

Upon moving to Chicago, Sarah became a manager of Libenu group homes and Yachad Coordinator--both roles that allowed her to support individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

During the pandemic, Sarah co-founded Executive Arm, which provides management outsourcing and consulting to Jewish nonprofits around the country. She volunteers for the Jewish Neighborhood Development Council of Chicago and is a former board member of Congregation K.I.N.S. in West Rogers Park.

For five years, she served as Executive Director of Congregation Or Torah in Skokie, and she remains involved with the Or Torah Bashert Committee, which helps Jewish singles find true love. She also volunteers for Hillel Torah Day School. 

AGE:
34

PRONOUNS:
she/her/hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Director of Development, Yachad Chicago; Co-Founder of Executive Arm, a non-profit outsourcing company

ON THE SIDE:
Mom, wife, avid reader, foodie & volunteer

HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
At Romanian Kosher Sausage Co.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
My beautiful children, Olivia (8), Liam (5), Aiden (3) and Cole (8 Months). They inspire me each day to appreciate the small things and remind me to look at the world with a positive and fresh perspective, like they do.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Approach life with a mindset of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. No matter your age, occupation, or circumstances, the pursuit of knowledge and personal growth can have a transformative effect on your life.

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